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Gallery Believes Kanye West 'Famous' Prop Could Command $4M

The prop was a source of major controversy for West when the 'Famous' video was released

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    Gallery Believes Kanye West 'Famous' Prop Could Command $4M
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    Kim Kardashian attends "Famous" by Kanye West a private exhibition event on Aug. 26, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

    A Los Angeles art gallery is hoping to cash in to the tune of $4 million for the infamous prop in Kanye West's notorious "Famous" video.  

    The sculpture, which depicts 12 naked,] animatronic models of West, Kim Kardashian West, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Amber Rose, Anna Wintour, Bill Cosby, Chris Brown, Ray J and Caitlyn Jenner, was on display last week at Blum & Poe. The gallery hosted a private exhibition last weekend which attracted Kim Kardashian among other attendees.

    "Kanye suddenly felt the urge to show the work,” gallery co-founder Tim Blum told the New York Times. "Long story short, we made it happen. We pushed some things around and five days later, we had a show."

    Blum went on to say West's name, along with the notoriety of the piece, would command a figure of roughly $4 million if the piece were to ever be sold. 

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    "To be honest, we did it for the sake of doing it,” Blum told the Times. "The show and project were not done with price or sale in mind. But I would act upon it as every other piece of art I handle."